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Exhibition of Sculpture and Drawings by Barbara Hepworth, Wakefield City Art Gallery, 1944

In 1944 Wakefield Art Gallery presented Barbara Hepworth’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery, following her 1943 exhibition with Paul Nash at Temple Newsam, Leeds. The introduction to the exhibition catalogue was written by Herbert Read.

Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture and Drawings, Wakefield City Art Gallery, 1951

In 1951 Frank Atkinson, Director of Wakefield Art Gallery, organised another retrospective of Barbara Hepworth’s work, which toured to York and Manchester as part of the Festival of Britain celebrations. Patrick Heron provided the introduction to the exhibition catalogue and the exhibition was opened by Herbert Read on the 19 May 1951.

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